Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told Rolling Stone in a new interview that he cut a planned one-year hiatus in half to begin writing the band's upcoming ninth album, Concrete And Gold. Grohl said that six months into his self-imposed break, he began writing the LP at an AirBnB he rented in Ojai, California. He recalled, "I brought a case of wine and sat there in my underwear with a microphone for about five days, just writing . . . it happened at the perfect time. I was inspired by what was going on with our country -- politically, personally, as a father, an American and a musician. There was a lot to write about."
- Grohl also confirmed that neither Taylor Swift nor Adele appear on the album as rumored. Grohl himself has hinted at a cameo by the "biggest pop star in the world," whom he still declines to identify.
- Guests on the record include The Bird And The Bee’s Inara George, the Dead Weather's Allison Mosshart, saxophonist Dave Koz and singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men fame.
- Concrete And Gold will arrive on September 15th, 2017. The first single, "Run," currently tops the rock radio chart.